Category Archives: advice

I’ll See You in My Dreams

When I was young, I walked alone Or at least that’s what I thought It was only me, myself, and I I was well schooled – but never taught And as I grew, I began to learn That “me” was … Continue reading

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It Takes Courage – and Maybe Some Tulips

I cancelled my appointment with Dr. Singh on Wednesday.  I just didn’t have the guts to find out how I was doing.  You’d think that I’d be used to it by now – once a month appointments.  Nope.  Every visit … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Living

I woke up with a depression hang-over this morning.  It felt somewhat like a brain-bruise, and injury that is trying to heal but reminds you that you ought not to use that muscle again, or bone again… or emotion again. … Continue reading

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Scene One: Act One

Preamble: In the early hours of the day, the players stand waiting They know not their lines, their verses, their roles Yet – they wait. The morning doves set the stage for the performances that will unfold What will happen? … Continue reading

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Soul-mates, optimism, and hope

I attended two weddings yesterday. They could not have been more different.  One was a second marriage – the other a first.  One was a marriage between two older people – the other between two young people.  One was attended … Continue reading

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Today Counts

“Mom”, inquired my eldest boy, Ben, “Do you have a DNR”? Oh good grief.  There is was.  There was the question from Hell.  The question itself was not so bad, mind you.  It was the implications dripping from the question … Continue reading

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Today is a day like no other

A day like no other. It may be a day of miracles, of cures, of healing.  If I turn on the news, will I hear that there has been a massive discovery that will lead to the end of cancer? … Continue reading

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Day Eight

It is now eight days post chemo… the first treatment. Glorious. Although my arm burns still where the injection site was, I can still use it to paint, turns screws, scrub walls, and carry things. Although my knees hurt as … Continue reading

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If you could, what would you say?

Dear immune system: Listen, I know you are trying your best.  You have done well in the past – but this is getting a bit ridiculous.  Even I know the difference between “me” and “not me” – “good” and “bad”. … Continue reading

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Bump, Set, Spike

My youngest boy, David, just started playing volleyball this past season.  He had never played before.  There are no school teams offered at his former elementary school and so he didn’t really have the opportunity to begin the sport at … Continue reading

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